Sid Otton


Lewiston native Sid Otton has more victories than any other high school football coach in the State of Washington with 300 victories in 2007 and still counting.  A 1962 graduate of Lewiston High School he played football for two members of the Idaho Hall of Fame, Bud Riley and Dwight Church.

Sid then attended Boise State fro two years and was voted Most Valuable Lineman.  He played his junior and senior years at Weber State University in Utah and was team co-captain, Most Valuable Lineman and Defensive Player of the Year, All Big Sky Conference and second team Little All American.

He started his coaching career in 1967 at Couperville, Washington.  He attended the University of Utah from 1969 to 1970 where he received his Masters Degree and was freshman football coach.  From 1970 to 1974 he was head football coach and assistant basketball coach at Colfax, Washington.  His unbeaten 1971 team was voted by the Associated Press as state champions before the stat playoffs started. In 1974 he became head football coach at Tumwater High School.  His football teams have won four state championships and have been a semi-finalist four other times in their seventeen trips to the state playoffs.

Some of his many awards are Weber State and Washington coaches Halls of Fame, Seattle KTV-5 Coaches Who Made a Difference Award, Paul Harris Rotary Club Award, the Champion of Kids Award, and the Olympia Lifetime Achievement Award.

He met his wife Marjean at Weber State and they were married in 1966.  They have three children, sons Tim and Brad and daughter Tana.  Are three were active in sports at Tumwater High School and have blessed Sid and Marjean with seven grandchildren.


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